Pistons 2004 championship ring sold on ebay for $3,550

Pistons 2004 championship ring sold on ebay for $3,550

Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press
Published 12:15 a.m. ET Sept. 6, 2016


Who wouldn’t want an NBA championship ring? And if you’re a Detroit Pistons fan, who wouldn’t want to own a piece of jewelry from the 2004 title?

We all had our chance after someone put a Pistons championship ring up on ebay.

It was described as “issued to a nonplayer/coaching staff member associated with the Detroit Pistons,” so it wasn’t as gaudy as what we may see on the finger of Ben Wallace or Chauncey Billups.

While Motor City Pawn Brokers put the ring up for bids, the ring (size 91/2), along with a championship pin fashioned after the Larry O’Brien Trophy, a box and a certificate of appraisal originally was issued to Paul Aluri in October 2004.

The 10-karat gold ring, which had a starting price of 99 cents, had 15 bids, and the item was available for a week. After 7 p.m. Monday, the winning price was $3,550.